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enabling act

a legislative act conferring certain specified powers on a person or organization, often a government minister.
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When taken collectively, the four enabling acts and their
Although most state conservation easement enabling acts define
The commercial and civil jurisdiction of SAT involves a wide range of enabling Acts that previously fell within the jurisdiction of the magistrate and district courts and other tribunals.
(16) even in states whose enabling acts did not contain the restrictive
The second type, which I will call enabling acts, serve to facilitate this conveyance.
Pettibone (1985), the Montana Supreme Court said three important principles govern school trust lands: that enabling acts created trusts similar to a private charitable trust which the state could not abridge; that enabling acts were to be strictly construed according to fiduciary principles, and that enabling acts preempt state laws or constitutions.
361,392 (1989) (noting "the logical morass of distinguishing between substantive and procedural rules" and admitting that "this Court's rulemaking under the enabling Acts has been substantive and political in the sense that the rules of procedure have important effects on the substantive rights of litigants" (citation omitted)).
The state zoning enabling acts specifically provide express authority to municipalities to adopt zoning regulations for regulating land development.
Perhaps agency enabling acts also resemble a constitution.
In its supporting arguments, the Washington Supreme Court stated, "In Washington, local governments are free to preserve, limit, or terminate nonconforming uses subject only to the broad limits of applicable enabling acts and the constitution.
Enabling acts outline the steps a territory's citizenry must take to become a state.
Code, which contains the parks' enabling acts, but we can all read--and act upon--this succinct handbook.

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